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Medications Used In Palliative Care
Yes. : There is a fairly old drug we have used for nausea and to stimulate the appetite in patients called Marinol (dronabinol). It is a cannabanoid (same thing in mj). Comes in tablets; taken a few times daily based on the reason for taking. It fairly expensive and a controlled substance. Schedule iii. For people on chemo w/ lots of n/v it can b wonderful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does the medication Levsin (hyoscyamine) have any use or efficacy in treating tracheal bronchial secretions, and hyper mucus production in palliative care for COOD?
Yes: Commonly used to dry secretions if needed in end of life care. ...Read more
I'm kind of confused on what is exactly an aspect of palliative care. Does anyone know the answer?
Providing comfort: Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. ...Read more
Is palliative care only used for terminal patients or is it sometimes used to alleviate pain in.crtitical patients who are not necessarily terminal?
Anyone: They are professional managers of symptoms. This means if you are in a car accident at 25, you could visit a palliative doc for management of chronic pain associated. They provide recommendations not just for pain but also anything that can be treated to make someone feel better. Hospice pice is for patients with an estimated life-expectancy of 6 months or less. Sometimes they are the same doc ...Read more
Symptom relief &more: I agree with dr turrisi that palliative care specifically refers to care addressing symptom relief. This can be for pain, nausea, and even such things as spiritual or emotional distress. It is often associated with end of life care, but it does not have to be; however, consulting with a palliative care specialist can help patients and families address those big decisions proactively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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